Sunflex SF65 Slider - Timber Sliding Doors
The SF65 slider is ideal for where internal or external space is at a premium, tracks are stepped, so when each sliding door panel is closed its covers its own track protecting it from damage. In addition, the panels interlock with the adjacent panel ensuring that only the slim width of an individual panel profile is visible.
Alongside the exceptionally smooth gliding action is the enviable ability of a level threshold with the flush track option, this is uniquely one of the only systems available with this feature. The timber sliding patio door offers complete flexibility when it comes to design considerations, the number of panels and indeed the number of tracks is not limited to the more typical twin or triple tracks. Where panel widths in excess of 1800mm wide are required we recommend our Scandinavian AS or Hajom lift and slide doors.
- Slim sight lines
- Energy efficient - compliant with Building Regulations
- Single or multiple track and panels options
- Flush track option
- Full range of finishes, timbers complimenting windows and roofs
- High security, low maintenance and fully guaranteed
- Matching SF65 folding sliding door
The natural character of wood is perfectly preserved using water based Sikkens micro-porous wood stains (i.e. they contain no harmful solvents) in a selection of stain colours. Alternatively the timber can be paint finished to any RAL colour (over 200 RAL colours available). The SF65 can also be finished with a dual colour, for example a wood stain finish internally and RAL paint finish externally. All Sunflex timber door systems are supplied fully finished. The standard factory finish consists of one basecoat and two topcoats with other finishes are available upon request. Each section of timber is individually dip treated, ensuring equal coverage over all surfaces, protecting the timber against rotting and water penetration. The pigmentation in the treatment protects the timber against discoloration and ultra violet rays.
The handles are specially designed to complement the door system; standard colours are Brown, Black RAL 9011 or White RAL 9016. None standard Stainless steel feature handles are also available. Minimal cushion finger safe gaskets are available in Brown, Black or White, with hinges mounted within seal sightline available in Brown, Black RAL 9011 or White RAL 9016. The hinges and handles can also be supplied to match the special RAL of your choice. Download the finishes page for more information.
The Sunflex SF65 is strengthened and stabilised by a process of lamination. This is where the timber has been separated into three solid timber sections; these are bonded back together with opposing grains, achieving greater durability and is less susceptible to movement. The resulting strength of this process combined with the fibrous make up of timber ensures minimal framework and a lifetime of continued usage and reliability, in addition to the timbers superior thermal qualities.
The timber sliding patio door system is available as single track to multiple tracks and panels. Available with a standard weather track or depending on the type of external floor finish a flush track can be recessed into the ground to provide a level threshold. This provides a level walkthrough with an uninterrupted floor finish, compliant to Doc. M of the Building Regulations for disabled access.
In any exposed location we always recommend the use of a weathered track which can be fully recessed below your internal floor level meaning that there is no threshold to step over, just a step down to the outside. An external deck or paving can be brought up to the track on the outside giving a very minimal step down whilst maintaining a weather tight seal.
Incorporating a full length aluminium reinforced interlock between panels, therefore makes it impossible to lever the panels from their tracks, the standard locking offers a very high level of security whilst providing quick, smooth and easy operation. It consists of a two-point top and bottom shoot bolt mechanism, which is incorporated into the framework and locked into position by a five-lever profile cylinder, meeting the requirements of the Association of British Insurers. For improved security all Sunflex systems are internally glazed as standard. The shoot rods are manufactured of aluminium and linked by a corrosion-resistant cam. Additionally, they are capped with polyamide cones that prevent any damage to the track when locking.
The Weathered Track – a moderate weather rated system with rebated twin nylon brush piles separated by a fin seal, front and back to the top and bottom of the panel and a double rebated seal to the sides. This achieves DIN 18055, Category C performance for wind loading and water leakage.
The Flush Track - the bottom seal between the door and the flush track is via double, twin nylon brush piles separated by a twin fin seal, giving an effective seal. It is recommended that some form of a sunken drainage channel and a slope away from the doors be integrated, to avoid any pooling of water.
The system is bottom running; each sliding panel incorporates at least two separate running carriages with four wheels manufactured from tough polyamide, set around a maintenance-free sealed bearing, and giving a quiet, smooth operation with optimum resistance to extreme temperatures. Each wheel and guide mechanism can carry up to 200 kg. The wheels of the running mechanism run in a channel in the sides of the track rather than sitting directly on the bottom, unlike many inferior systems, minimising the risk of the operating system fouling should any dirt or debris be allowed to build up in the bottom of the track.
Customised - designs can be customised according to your preference - the options includes mid-rails, mullions, plant-on bars with dummy spacer grids, arched heads, timber fillets, deeper top and bottom profiles and solid in-fill panels, among many others.
The SF65 system can also be utilised to manufacture single access doors, French doors, tilt and turn windows and fixed glazed screens. Also available is the folding door, Horizontal Sliding Wall (HSW) and the ‘Parallel Sliding Tilting’ door (PST). Using matching profile sections enables you to achieve an aesthetically uniform appearance throughout.